CBS will air six hours of coverage from the Farmers Insurance Open on that Friday and Saturday, while Golf Channel will carry the first two rounds on Wednesday and Thursday as well as lead-in coverage on Friday and Saturday. The Farmers Insurance Open has traditionally launched the PGA Tour season on CBS.
Sunday, Jan. 30, the previously scheduled completion date of the tournament, will be home to the final round of the NFL Playoffs ahead of Super Bowl LVI. The 2022 AFC Championship Game will air that day at 3:05 p.m. ET on CBS.
“The teamwork, flexibility and creativity exhibited by the PGA Tour and Farmers Insurance to adapt the schedule for a Saturday finish was outstanding,” said Dan Weinberg, CBS Sports executive vice president of programming. “For over a decade the Farmers Insurance Open has launched our season. Thanks to our terrific relationships, our viewers are in for a fantastic sports weekend on CBS with golf, football and college basketball.”
The 2022 Farmers Insurance Open will be held Wednesday through Saturday (Jan. 26-29) at Torrey Pines Golf Course with the shift in tournament competition days accomodating a crowded weekend of sports, the PGA Tour and title sponsor Farmers Insurance announced Tuesday. With the move, the final two rounds will both finish Saturday evening on the East Coast with expected conclusions at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
“We appreciate Farmers Insurance’s collaboration and innovative thinking with this shift in competition days,” said PGA Tour president Tyler Dennis. “The PGA Tour’s first network event of 2022 wrapping up on Saturday combined with football games the following day will create an action-packed weekend for sports fans. Farmers Insurance has also shown extraordinary commitment to diversity in our game, and we are thrilled with the expansion of the APGA Farmers Insurance Invitational which will include Golf Channel coverage of the final round.”